The Hyundai i20 N Line will get sporty exterior and interior updates and mechanical changes
In the global markets, Hyundai offers its N line range of i10, i20, Elantra, i30, Sonata, Kona and Tucson. Hyundai is now gearing up to launch its first N Line badged car in India on 2nd September 2021. Earlier, the car has been officially revealed by Hyundai at a special event last week. After that, display cars have now started arriving at Hyundai India dealer showrooms across India.
The Hyundai i20 N Line will get sporty features and tweaked mechanics to instantly appeal to a young and sport-loving segment of buyers in the country. It is based on the top of the line Asta(O) Turbo DCT variant. Faizy Freak has managed to post a short video comparison between the i20 Asta and the new i20 N line from a dealership.
The Hyundai i20 N line will be offered in four variants – N6 iMT, N8 iMT and N8 DCT. It will come in four color options of Phantom Black, Aurora Grey, Brass and Polar White.
It gets red stripe, dual exhaust, blacked out front grille with ‘N Line’ badging and aggressively styled bumpers with ‘checkered flag’ pattern. It will also ride on larger 17-inch alloy wheels in place of the 16-inch wheels seen on its standard model. The Hyundai i20 N Line will also sport a diffuser style bumper at the rear along with chrome finished race spec twin exhausts.
Hyundai claims that the suspension of the i20 N Line is different from the regular i20. It is tuned to perform better while performing high-speed corners. Apart from this, the exhaust note is also different, as can be heard in the video above.
The cabin gets sporty red inserts with red upholstery and a revised digital display unit for the driver. Metal pedals and an N-branded leather-finished gear knob will also be part of the interior updates.
Hyundai will offer the i20 N line with standard features such as 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, BlueLink connected car technology with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 7 speaker Bose sound system and electric sunroof. Wireless charging and ambient lighting will also be part of its interior make-up.
The Hyundai i20 N line will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that will make 120hp power at 6,000rpm and 172Nm torque at 1,500-4,000rpm mated to 6-speed IMT and 7-speed DCT transmission options. Power and torque will remain the same with IMT or DCT transmission. The DCT variant will come with paddle shifters.
The official prices of the Hyundai i20 N Line will be revealed on September 2. It could be priced around Rs 1 lakh for its current top DCT turbo variant, which is priced at Rs 11.40 lakh, ex-sh.